Oliver McCoy - The Vegetable Boy by Dr. Richard B. Joelson

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Oliver McCoy - The Vegetable Boy is an entertaining and humorous story - in rhyme - that has Oliver trying other vegetables besides onions which is all he would eat in book one: Oliver McCoy - The Boy Who Loved Onions. In The Vegetable Boy, Oliver discovers the pleasure of eating new vegetables, while still enjoying onions, and shares his new vegetable discoveries with his friends. He also plants a vegetable garden and opens a vegetable stand. The Oliver McCoy series is designed to emphasize the pleasures and values of eating vegetables - and fruits - to help children see these foods in a more positive way. As Oliver says, "I'll help everyone try new vegetable treats..then they can choose veggies and eat fewer sweets!" Dr. Joelson believes that casting vegetables and fruits in a positive and appealing light for young children represents an unusual entry into the world of children's literature at a time when concerns about unhealthy eating and childhood obesity are high on our national agenda. Perhaps the Oliver McCoy series has the potential to contribute something of value to young children and their families at a time of such concern and focus on good nutrition. The 60 page fully illustrated book is written for children between ages 3-8 years old. A professionally recorded audio CD of Dr. Joelson reading the story is included with the book as well.

About Dr. Richard B. Joelson

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DR. JOELSON lives and works in New York City with his family. His free time is usually devoted to reading, antiquing, writing articles for his website and books for children, as well as trying to figure out how his rescue dog, Rufus, can actually walk and jump on his hind legs!
Published January 1, 2011 by SLM Book Publishing LLC.
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